PLANET OF GIANTS

Planet of Giants Sue is fascinated by the TARDIS crew’s new costumes. Sue: Barbara looks like a dental nurse; Ian is going for a job interview; Susan is looking forward to spending some time on a farm; and the Doctor’s got himself a shiny new cloak. It’s all go, isn’t it? Sue identifies several parallels…

THE REIGN OF TERROR

A Land of Fear I stun Sue with a confession. Me: I’ve never seen this story before. She spits a mouthful of hot coffee over our kitten, Tegan. Me: It isn’t my fault! I didn’t have a VHS player when they released this story. And bits of it are missing, of course. Sue: What do…

THE SENSORITES

Strangers in Space The Sensorites begins with an incongruous scene which features our heroes fondly remembering all their adventures together so far, although nobody mentions the weird one with the scissors. However, when Barbara waves away her experiences in Mexico with a vague shrug, Sue isn’t very happy. Sue: “I’m over it now?” That was…

THE AZTECS

The Temple of Evil My hope that Sue would soak up this episode in revered silence is dashed within seconds, mainly because we get embroiled in two very tedious discussions. Well, tedious to me, at least. Sue: Why have they decided to visit the Aztecs? I thought Ian and Barbara wanted to get back to…

THE KEYS OF MARINUS

The Sea of Death Sue: Pause! Stop it! Rewind! Damn, she’s good. Even I didn’t notice the production team member pushing the revolving door when I saw this episode for the first time. It happens at least twice (three times, according to Sue), and she spends the entire episode scanning the frame for the slightest…